Pask

Pask is one of Montreal’s most prolific and loved graffiti writers. He is a member of the DUC crew (with Astro, Koal, Sino, etc.) as well as PH. To view more than what I was able to photograph, check out his Instagram page.

Pask est parmi les graffeurs les plus prolifiques et les plus appréciés à Montréal. Il fait partie des crews DUC (avec Astro, Koal, Sino, etc.) ainsi que PH. Pour en voir plus que ce que j’ai réussi à photographier, jetez un coup d’oeil à sa page Instagram.


From burners to throws

Burners are mostly at the top of this section, while throws and older pieces are shown more towards the end.

Cette section présente les pièces les plus élaborées au début, et les plus simples et plus vieilles plutôt vers la fin.

In a St-Henri alley, from a production involving a handful of other writers and artists.

At the Papineau legal graffiti wall.

With Sermob on the left, on a graffiti wall in Rosemont.

At the Papineau legal graffiti wall

Mural by FelixDTK and MiguelDTK in Little Italy with officially sanctioned pieces by Pask and Koal at the bottom.

Trackside Rosemont.

From a production in Hochelaga with Robe and Fore.

From a production in Plateau End with Robe and Fore; visible on the left is Robe.

In an abandoned lot in Hochelaga.

From a production in Hochelaga with Robe and Fore.

On an abandoned building in Hochelaga.

At the PSC legal graffiti wall.

On a graffiti wall in Rosemont.

In a Hochelaga graffiti alley.

Inside an abandoned building.

Inside the abandoned Transco.

Inside the abandoned Transco.

Inside the abandoned Transco.

Inside the abandoned Transco.

Going big inside the abandoned Transco.

Inside the abandoned Transco.

Inside the abandoned Transco, part of a prod with Bosny.

Doing Bosny‘s name in an exchange.

Tribute to deceased writer friends by Pask (bottom left) and Bosny (bottom right) at the 2015 Halloween jam at the Rouen legal graffiti tunnel; also visible above is a piece by Aces.

Pask (bottom left), Meor (bottom right), Skope (middle), Saner (top) at the Rouen legal graffiti tunnel.

Pask and Void on side wall of bicycle shop.

On the roof of an abandoned building in Rosemont.

On abandoned building awaiting demolition in Rosemont.

On a graffiti wall in Rosemont.

Squeezed in in the Old Port, part of a multi-artist production.

I unexpectedly found this collaboration with Mistx very far from Montreal, outside Ubud in Indonesia.

Trackside in Hochelaga.

Trackside in Hochelaga.

On abandoned building in Côte-des-Neiges.

On abandoned building in Côte-des-Neiges.

On abandoned building in Côte-des-Neiges.

In an abandoned building in St-Henri. Visible above is a piece by the Grominator.

On a bridge pillar; the dirt shows the river’s water line in the spring.

On a bridge pillar; the dirt shows the river’s water line in the spring.

Inside an abandoned building in Rosemont.

Inside the same building as above, left unfinished after being interrupted.

On train.

On train.

On train.

On train.

On train.

On train.

On train.

Pask (writing) and Astro (characters), both from the DUC crew, on truck side.

More truck work.

Back of truck.

On truck; photo © Guillaume Couture.

Under expressway.

In a Plateau graffiti alley.

Koal and Pask on Mile-Ex rooftop.

Industrial trackside.

Industrial trackside.

Industrial trackside.

On a Plateau rooftop.

In a Plateau alley.

In Mile End alley.

On industrial building.

Inside abandoned building.

Inside abandoned building.

Inside abandoned building.

Outside abandoned building.

In industrial Rosemont.

Inside abandoned building.

On bike path.

On abandoned building in Côte-des-Neiges.

Inside abandoned building in Côte-des-Neiges.

In industrial Mile-Ex.

Inside the abandoned Transco.

Quick throw under expressway.

Trackside throw. In the back on the left is a piece by Lyfer.

Throw in Petite-Patrie alley.

Quickie on back of parked truck.


tags and flops

The tags and flops shown in this section were found on legal graffiti walls, on walls where graffiti is tolerated as well as inside and outside abandoned buildings awaiting demolition.

Les tags et flops présentés dans cette section ont été trouvés sur des murs légaux, sur des murs où le graffiti est toléré, ainsi que sur les murs intérieurs et extérieurs d’édifices abandonnés en attente de démolition.

Two-for-one here, a flop and a tag.

Transco

Pour le texte en français, voir un peu plus bas.

The Transco will probably be remembered as one of the greatest graffiti galleries in Montreal because of the size as well as the quality of the collection that was created within its walls. Never before had our city seen so many pieces of quality graffiti in one place. The collection of works which came to life inside the Transco was impressive in size because of the sheer dimensions of this warehouse complex (40 000 square meters), but also in quality because the building was demolished before lack of available free walls forced writers to go over each other’s works, and before the arrival of too many writers of lesser talent.

This huge warehouse, taking up most of the block within the streets St-Laurent, Chabanel, Esplanade and Louvain in today’s fashion district, started off as a military complex. It was built in 1943 by the Canadian Defense and was originally used for parachute packing for the army. After the war ended it served as an administrative office of military equipment. In the 1950s it was sold to private interests. Before its doors closed at the very beginning of 2013 it had served for a number of years as a distribution centre for the Transco Plastic Industries Inc. For over two years following its closing, the complex seems to have been visited only by urbex photographers and by an ex-employee who would squat there on and off. Around the end of May 2015 the RCD crew discovered the place with its huge rooms and thousands of square meters of virgin walls. For a few weeks they were the only ones in there, until some point into July when the SIK crew arrived. They first made it onto the roofs where they left a bit of art, then soon enough found a way in.

Because the site was easily accessible and many entryways into the buildings had been created, the gallery developed very quickly and most of the collection was created from August to November 2015. An impressive number of Montreal as well as visiting writers checked the place out at least once during that period. The place has even been used for fashion photography or for the filming of music videos. At the end of November 2015 the owners had a fence put up around the complex. That, with the arrival of winter, brought activity to a near-standstill. But the existence of a few secret entryways and the mellowness of the 2015-2016 winter have made it possible for the more dedicated writers to keep on creating there and for graffiti fans such as myself to keep on documenting the evolution of the Transco’s impressive collection.

In February 2016 teams arrived on the premises to prepare the buildings for demolition. They started by emptying the place of anything that may have still been useful and removed the asbestos inside its walls. Demolition started in the middle of March and at the end of July nothing was left of Montreal’s greatest graffiti gallery but a few piles of debris waiting to be cleared out.

My image gallery for the Transco features over 400 photos, mainly burners with a selection of throws and tags, plus a few general shots of some of the rooms. Because of its size, I had to split it up into 4 sections:

If you want to see some of the rooms in 360° as if you were there, or if you are equipped for Virtual Reality, you are welcome to Take A Tour. If you are interested in great photos of the place after it was closed but before the arrival of graffiti, check out Urbex Playground.

La Transco passera probablement à l’histoire comme étant une des plus grandes et des meilleures galeries de graffiti que Montréal aura connues. Jamais notre ville n’avait vu une aussi impressionnante quantité et qualité d’oeuvres de graffeurs en un seul endroit. La collection qui s’y est développé s’est démarquée par sa taille, étant donnée la superficie de ce complexe de salles et d’entrepots (40000 mètres carrés), mais aussi par sa qualité puisque l’endroit a été rasé avant que le manque d’espace ne pousse les graffeurs à passer par-dessus les oeuvres des autres artistes, et avant l’arrivée d’une trop grande quantité de graffeurs de moindre talent.

Cet immense complexe d’entrepots, situé à l’intérieur du quadrilatère délimité par les rues St-Laurent, Chabanel, Esplanade et Louvain dans le quartier de la mode, a d’abord été un complexe militaire. Il a été construit en 1943 par la Défense Nationale et a originellement servi à l’emballage de parachutes pour l’armée. A la fin de la guerre il a été converti en centre de gestion d’équipement militaire. Il est passé à des intérêts privés dans les années 1950. Au cours des années précédent sa fermeture au début de 2013, le complexe servait de centre de distribution pour les Industries de Plastique Transco Inc. Pendant plus de deux ans suite à sa fermeture l’endroit semble n’avoir été visité que par des photographes d’urbex ainsi que par un ancien employé qui y squattait à temps partiel. Vers la fin de mai 2015 le RCD crew a découvert l’endroit avec ses énormes pièces et ses milliers de mètres carrés de murs vierges. Ils ont été les seuls visiteurs jusqu’à ce que le SIK crew d’Ahuntsic découvre aussi l’endroit en juillet 2015. Ces derniers sont d’abord arrivés par les toits, y ont fait quelques pièces, puis ont éventuellement découvert une voie d’entrée.

Le site étant relativement facile d’accès et plusieurs voies d’entrée ayant été créées, la galerie s’est ainsi très rapidement développée et l’essentiel de la collection s’est constituée au cours des mois d’août à novembre 2015. Une très grande quantité d’artistes s’adonnant au graffiti à Montréal y est passée pendant cette période. Des équipes sont même venues y filmer des vidéos ou y faire de la photo de mode. Vers la fin de novembre les propriétaires du complexe ont cloturé l’endroit et l’hiver est arrivé, ce qui a ralenti l’activité considérablement. Mais l’existence de points d’accès demeurés relativement secrets et la clémence de l’hiver 2015-2016 ont permis aux plus tenaces de continuer à venir y pratiquer leur art et aux amateurs de graffiti tel que moi de continuer à documenter l’évolution de cette incroyable collection.

En février 2016 sont arrivées des équipes ayant le mandat de préparer l’édifice à être démoli. Celles-ci ont d’abord vidé le complexe de ce qui y avait été laissé et ont retiré l’amiante de ses murs. La démolition a débuté au milieu du mois de mars et à la fin juillet il ne restait plus rien de la plus grande galerie de graffitis que Montréal a connue.

Ma galerie-photo pour la Transco contient plus de 400 pièces, principalement des graffitis burners avec une sélection de quelques pièces plus rapides, plus quelques photos générales de l’endroit. Etant donnée sa taille, j’ai dû diviser la galerie en 4 sections:

Si vous voulez voir certaines pièces en 360° comme si vous y étiez, ou si vous possédez un casque de réalité virtuelle, vous êtes invités à jeter un coup d’oeil à Take A Tour. Si vous êtes intéressé par de superbes photos prises après la fermeture de la Transco mais avant l’arrivée des graffeurs, jetez un coup d’oeil au site de Urbex Playground.

Esplanade side, right before the place was ‘discovered’ by graffers. Photo © Google Street View.

Louvain side. Photo © Google Street View.

New stickers and other media May-June 2016

Here’s a collection of photos of whatever doesn’t fit in the recently published posts about painted street art and pasted street art in late May and the whole of June 2016. The post is split into chapters about stickers, wood-ups, fence-tagging and ‘other’. If you want to see new Montreal street art and graffiti as soon as I photograph it, you can follow me on Instagram.

Cette galerie inclut des photos de tout ce qui ne faisait pas partie des récents articles présentant les nouveautés peintes et les nouveaux collages de la fin mai et du mois de juin 2016. Cette galerie est séparée en chapitres dédiés aux autocollants, aux wood-ups, au fence-tagging, et ‘autre’. Pour voir les nouvelles oeuvres de street art ou de graffiti aussitôt photographiées, vous êtes invités à me suivre sur Instagram.


stickers

Waxhead

Waxhead

Waxhead

Waxhead

Turtle Caps‘ brief return to Montreal around Mural Festival meant we got new stickers from this artist (more below).

Turtle Caps

Turtle Caps

Turtle Caps

Emmanuel Laflamme finally started making stickers, a great idea considering the sense of humour in his art. Another one is shown below. More have been spotted, but I did not get a chance to photograph them.

Emmanuel Laflamme

Every year around Mural Festival Enzo Sarto comes to Montreal with his wheatpastes, posters and stickers. More below.

Enzo Sarto

Enzo Sarto

Enzo Sarto

A hand-drawn one by Enzo Sarto.

This one and the ones below are just a few of the dozens of stickers by Il Flatcha to have been slapped in the streets of Montreal during the period covered by this post.

Il Flatcha

Il Flatcha

Il Flatcha; there are so many of these construction signs around Montreal, it makes sense that someone would poke ‘fun’ at them.

Il Flatcha, also seen in other colour variations.

Zek came up with 3 new sticker designs, this one and the 2 below.

Zek

Zek

Sloast

Sloast

Elsol25

Gial

Unidentified artist.

A hand-drawn one by Mono Sourcil.

Naia

Naia (fly) and Fasi (cow).

Naia (bottom left) and Fasi (top right).

Pink

Christophe Catelain

D*Face?

It’s Alive

Miss Conduct

Miss Conduct

Miss Conduct

Miss Conduct

Miss Conduct

Miss Conduct

Miss Conduct

Miss Conduct

Miss Conduct

unidentified artist

Zdey

Full Course


wood-ups

Starkey wood-up found in Hochelaga.

Wzrds Gng wood-up in the Plateau.

Wzrds Gng wood-up in the Plateau.

Wzrds Gng wood-up in the Plateau.

National Zombi has been putting up old laminates which he painted partially, leaving areas showing the old print. These are technically not wood-ups, but I’m still showing them in this section… More below.

Painted laminate by National Zombi.

Painted laminate by National Zombi.

Painted laminate by National Zombi.

Painted laminate by National Zombi.


fence-tagging

Montreal is blessed to have Swiss artist Ygrek in town for some time this summer. This artist’s medium is tape which he weaves through the mesh of fences to write his name tag-style, or to create abstract patterns. Here are a few photos of his work.

L’artiste suisse Ygrek est en ville pour un certain temps cet été et il y a déjà laissé sa trace. Son medium est le ruban adhésif industriel et ses canevas sont les clotures de la ville. Il tisse ainsi son nom (comme un tag) ou crée des motifs abstrait. Voici quelques photos des pièces que j’ai réussi à trouver avant détérioration.


other

Small sculpted head by Biko found on an art panel for the Mural Festival.

Another small sculpted head by Biko found on an art panel for the Mural Festival.

This one is presumed to be by Biko like the ones above but I’m not completely sure.

Mosaic by some anonymous artist in Petite-Patrie.

Another mosaic by the same anonymous artist as above on a different side of the concrete block.

Painted tarp or canvas stripe by Ryan The Wheelbarrow.

Another painted tarp or canvas stripe by Ryan The Wheelbarrow. Many other variations not shown here have been found.

New pasted street art May-June 2016

Here’s a collection of photos of pasted street art found in the streets and alleys of Montreal in June 2016, including a few pieces from the end of May. Posts have already been published for painted street art and stickers and other media during the same period as well as for the 2016 edition of Mural Festival and the 2016 edition of MTL En Arts. For graffiti during the same period, see this post. If you want to see new Montreal street art and graffiti as soon as I photograph it, you can follow me on Instagram.

Cet galerie présente des photos de collages apparus dans les rues et ruelles de Montréal au cours de juin 2016 (incluant quelques uns datant de la fin mai). Des articles ont déjà été publiés couvrant les oeuvres peintes et les autocollants et autres mediums pendant la même période ainsi que ce qui a été créé pour l’édition 2016 du Festival Mural et le festival MTL En Arts. Pour les graffitis durant la même période, voir cet article. Pour voir les nouvelles oeuvres de street art ou de graffiti aussitôt photographiées, vous êtes invités à me suivre sur Instagram.


This is probably the largest wheatpaste Montreal has ever seen. Stikki Peaches put it up in the Mural zone one night during the Mural Festival.

Pre-Muralfest wheatpaste by Stikki Peaches in the mural zone.

Miss Me wheatpastes (top right and bottom left) in Mile End around a mural by SBU One and MSHL.

Miss Me wheatpastes in Mile End.

Miss Me wheatpaste in the Mural zone.

Miss Me wheatpaste in the alley between St-Laurent and Clark.

A new version of Miss Me‘s Portrait Of A Vandal in Mile End.

Another new version of Miss Me‘s Portrait Of A Vandal in Mile End.

Lily Luciole poster in Mile End.

Lily Luciole poster in the alley between St-Laurent and Clark.

Lily Luciole poster in Mile End.

Lily Luciole poster in Mile End.

Swarm wheatpaste in Mile-Ex.

Swarm wheatpaste in Mile End.

Swarm wheatpaste in Mile-Ex.

Swarm wheatpaste in Mile End.

Swarm wheatpaste in Petite-Patrie.

Swarm wheatpaste in Mile End.

Swarm wheatpaste in Mile-Ex.

Collaboration wheatpaste between Swarm and Chat Perdu in Petite-Patrie. Scroll down for a few more by Chat Perdu.

Swarm wheatpaste in Petite-Patrie. A companion piece by Le Renard Fou is visible below. Scroll down for a close-up of the National Zombi paste-up.

Le Renard Fou‘s Fox The State wheatpaste in Petite-Patrie, a companion piece to Swarm’s Swarm The State seen above.

Le Renard Fou wheatpaste in Mile End.

Le Renard Fou wheatpaste in Mile End.

Le Renard Fou wheatpaste in Petite-Patrie.

Le Renard Fou wheatpaste in Mile-Ex.

Off-muralfest poster by Elsol25. Also visible bottom left is a small paste-up by Gwan (scroll down to view full size).

Off-muralfest poster by Elsol25.

Off-muralfest poster by Elsol25. Also visible on the right is a Portrait Of A Vandal by Miss Me.

Off-muralfest wheatpaste by Enzo Sarto.

Off-muralfest wheatpaste by Enzo Sarto in collaboration with Kafka.

Off-muralfest wheatpaste by Enzo Sarto.

Off-muralfest wheatpaste by Enzo Sarto.

Off-muralfest wheatpaste by Enzo Sarto.

Off-muralfest wheatpaste by Enzo Sarto on the George General d’Auto Reparation.

Off-muralfest poster by Enzo Sarto.

Off-muralfest poster by Enzo Sarto.

Off-muralfest poster by Enzo Sarto.

A new variation on a well known Futur Lasor Now paste-up.

Labrona poster in Hochelaga.

Labrona wheatpaste in the Plateau.

Wheatpastes by Labrona and Gawd in the Plateau.

Wheatpastes by Labrona and Gawd in Plateau End.

Gawd wheatpaste in the Plateau.

Mono Sourcil wheatpaste in Hochelaga.

Mono Sourcil paste-up.

Mono Sourcil paste-up.

Mono Sourcil paste-up.

National Zombi paste-up.

National Zombi paste-up, with a Waxhead sticker bottom right.

Zola and Cam (Decolonizing Street Art) wheatpaste found in Mile End.

Zola and Sloast wheatpastes in Hochelaga. The Sloast one is new while the Zola one is from a while back.

Sloast wheatpaste in the alley between St-Laurent and Clark.

Sloast wheatpaste. This one was found in Hochelaga.

Sloast wheatpaste in Hochelaga.

Sloast paste-up.

Wheatpastes by Sloast (right), Sinister Kid (left) and Gwan (middle).

Sinister Kid paste-up found in Verdun.

Gwan paste-up; colour variations exist.

Gwan paste-up; colour variations exist.

Gwan paste-up; colour variations exist.

Gwan paste-up; colour variations exist.

Gwan paste-up; colour variations exist.

Gwan paste-up; colour variations exist.

Gwan paste-up; colour variations exist.

Gwan paste-up; colour variations exist.

Gwan paste-up; colour variations exist.

Gwan paste-up; colour variations exist.

Gwan paste-up; colour variations exist.

Gwan paste-up; colour variations exist.

Gwan paste-up; colour variations exist.

Gwan paste-up; colour variations exist.

Gwan paste-up; colour variations exist.

Gwan paste-up; colour variations exist.

Gwan paste-up; colour variations exist.

Stay Beautiful posters found in Verdun.

CSRK514 wheatpastes found on the George General d’Auto Reparation.

CSRK514 wheatpaste found on the George General d’Auto Reparation.

CSRK514 wheatpaste found on the George General d’Auto Reparation.

CSRK514 wheatpaste found in the Plateau.

CSRK514 wheatpaste found in the Plateau.

CSRK514 wheatpaste found in the Plateau.

Dolly Deals paste-up in Mile End.

Dolly Deals paste-up in Mile-Ex.

Dolly Deals paste-up in Mile-Ex.

Girl Plague paste-up, various locations.

Girl Plague paste-up, various locations.

Chat Perdu poster.

Chat Perdu poster.

Wheatpaste by unidentified artist found in Mile End.

Poster by unidentified artist found in the alley between St-Laurent and Clark.

Poster by unidentified artist found in the alley between St-Laurent and Clark.

Paste-up by unidentified artist found in Hochelaga.

Paste-up by unidentified artist found in Hochelaga.

These wheatpastes found in the Plateau are apparently by Thundercunt.

Bad Luck Jealousy paste-up.

New painted street art May-June 2016

Here’s a collection of photos of painted street art found in the streets, alleys and abandoned buildings of Montreal in June 2016, including a few from the end of May. Posts have already been published for pasted street art and stickers and other media during the same period, as well as for the 2016 edition of Mural Festival and the 2016 edition of MTL En Arts. For graffiti during the same period, see this post. If you want to see new Montreal street art and graffiti as soon as I photograph it, you can follow me on Instagram.

Cet galerie-photo est une collection d’oeuvres peintes dans les rues, ruelles et édifices abandonnés de Montréal au cours de juin 2016 (incluant quelques unes datant de la fin mai). Des articles ont déjà été publiés couvrant les collages et les autocollants et autres mediums pendant la même période ainsi que ce qui a été créé pour l’édition 2016 du Festival Mural et le festival MTL En Arts. Pour les graffitis durant la même période, voir cet article. Pour voir les nouvelles oeuvres de street art ou de graffiti aussitôt photographiées, vous êtes invités à me suivre sur Instagram.


Zek in Montreal West.

Apok and Eskro from the Astred Collective in Pointe St-Charles.

Akuma and Korb from the Crazy Apes in Villeray.

Tava in the Plateau.

Tava in Petite-Patrie.

Astro on Plateau schoolyard containers, angle 1/2.

Astro on Plateau schoolyard containers, angle 2/2.

An off-Muralfest piece by Earth Crusher in an alley.

See a brief making of video of the above Earth Crusher piece by Greg Pistol.

Earth Crusher and Ether on the side wall of a Plateau café.

A pre-Muralfest piece by Hsix.

Off-Muralfest piece by Omen.

Tribute to Warshaw’s Mrs Levy by Omen, on the back wall of where Warshaw used to be.

MC Baldassari and Hot Sluts’n’Poutine collaboration in the Plateau, part 1/2.

MC Baldassari and Hot Sluts’n’Poutine collaboration in the Plateau, part 2/2.

HRKR redid the front wall of Barfly on St-Laurent. The door bottom right is by Labrona and is from a few years ago.

Off-Muralfest garage door by Monk.e.

Monk.e was commissionned to do the ‘containers’ of various city parks. This is the first one. Back shots below.

This is one of the back views of the park container redone by Monk.e seen above.

This is the other one of the back views of the park container redone by Monk.e seen above.

Cryote and Waxhead redid the front of Chez José on Duluth.

A bit more by Cryote in front of the dépanneur next to Chez José.

Cryote and Waxhead were also commissioned to do the front of this St-Laurent pet shop.

Waxhead on a Plateau door.

Waxhead on the doors of a St-Laurent business (see also next photo).

Waxhead on the doors of a St-Laurent business (see also previous photo).

Waxhead in an abandoned spot in Côte-des-Neiges.

Cryote wall in the Plateau.

Small Cryote piece on a Rosemont graffiti wall.

Serge Lemoyne for AG Crew in Petite-Patrie.

Maliciouz on a Mile End park shed.

Maliciouz on a Mile End park shed.

Off-Muralfest work by SBU One on a St-Laurent garage door.

SBU One and MSHL in Mile End.

SBU One and MSHL in the alley between St-Laurent and Clark (see next).

Wzrds Gng crawling over the SBU One and MSHL wall seen above.

Wzrds Gng off St-Laurent.

Germdee wall on Mile End. Scroll down for a handful of smaller pieces by this artist.

Luc Bouchard wall in Hochelaga/Rosemont.

Katie Green repaired and redesigned the wall Danae Bissonnet did last summer near the Quartier des Spectacles.

Naimo wall in Centre-Sud.

Off-Muralfest piece by Nick Gregson.

One of about a dozen such pieces done by Lovebot while he was in town shortly before Mural Festival.

One of about a dozen such pieces done by Lovebot while he was in town shortly before Mural Festival.

One of about a dozen such pieces done by Lovebot while he was in town shortly before Mural Festival.

One of about a dozen such pieces done by Lovebot while he was in town shortly before Mural Festival.

One of about a dozen such pieces done by Lovebot while he was in town shortly before Mural Festival.

One of about a dozen such pieces done by Lovebot while he was in town shortly before Mural Festival.

Turtle Caps on a garage door in the alley between St-Laurent and Clark. Also visible around are older pieces by Waxhead (left), Sake (top) and Peru143/Wastoids (right).

Turtle Caps in an abandoned spot in Côte-des-Neiges.

Turtle Caps in an abandoned spot in Côte-des-Neiges.

Futur Lasor Now in an abandoned spot in Côte-des-Neiges.

Futur Lasor Now in an abandoned spot in Côte-des-Neiges.

Futur Lasor Now in the alley between St-Laurent and Clark.

Chris Dyer and Germdee both doing Bart Simpson in their own style.

Germdee in the alley between St-Laurent and Clark.

Germdee in the alley between St-Laurent and Clark.

Germdee in the alley between St-Laurent and Clark.

Germdee in the alley between St-Laurent and Clark.

HRKR on containers for the Marché des Possibles (photo 1/4).

HRKR on containers for the Marché des Possibles (photo 2/4).

HRKR on containers for the Marché des Possibles (photo 3/4).

HRKR on containers for the Marché des Possibles (photo 4/4).

Scaner quickie on the abandoned George General d’Auto Reparation.

Sloast and Labrona on a parked train.

Hary in the alley between St-Denis and Drolet.

Andrew The Alien in the alley between St-Laurent and Clark.

Antonio in the alley between St-Laurent and Clark.

Gwan at the legal graffiti tunnel on de Rouen.

Skol at the legal graffiti tunnel on de Rouen.

Charest at the legal graffiti tunnel on de Rouen.

Starkey at the legal graffiti tunnel on de Rouen.

This is one of the handful of One Ton stencils found around the Mural Festival zone at the time the festival happened.

Two quickies by Le Renard Fou in Mile End.

RMZ at the Papineau legal graffiti wall.

It’s Alive in the alley between St-Laurent and Clark.

Miss Conduct in the alley between St-Laurent and Clark.

Off-Muralfest piece by Quiz71.

Unidentified artist in Hochelaga.

Unidentified artist in the Plateau.

Same unidentified artist as above, again in the Plateau.


The Sun Youth front wall project

As the Mural Festival was kicking off, a bunch of mostly local artists were invited by Waxhead to participate in a major production on the front wall of the Sun Youth building. The work that was done is striking, but the other great thing about it is that it brought together figurative and graffiti artists. The pieces are presented below as they appear from left to right on the wall.

Alors que se tenait le Festival Mural, une douzaine d’artistes surtout locaux étaient invités par Waxhead à contribuer à une production majeure sur le mur de devant de l’édifice logeant Jeunesse Au Soleil. L’oeuvre globale qui en résulte est extraordinaire, mais elle se démarque aussi par son mélange de pièces figuratives et de graffitis. Les oeuvres sont présentées ci-dessous dans l’ordre où elles apparaissent sur le mur.

SBU One, with creature by Waxhead above and small critter by Starkey at the far left.

Before the SBU One piece seen above, the Wzrds Gng had done this smaller piece.

Meor, with a bit of Waxhead top left.

Getso

unidentified artist, with a bit of Waxhead and Cryote above.

Ekes with some Waxhead above and Cryote at the far left.

Marc Sirus on letters with creatures by Cryote (left) and Waxhead (right).

Naimo

Arnold

Hitem with characters by Waxhead and Cryote.

Lyfer on letters and Cryote on character.

Mole Patrol around the corner.

This wall shows Waxhead top left around letters by Getso, Cryote in pink top right, Meor in the middle beneath Cryote, Peru143 middle right, Mole Patrol bottom left, Cryote bottom middle and Pound Puppy middle right.

New graffiti May-June 2016

This post features photos of graffiti pieces created around Montreal during May and June 2016 and that I was lucky enough to catch (I was out of the country for 2 weeks during this period). Some graffiti from May is already featured in the earlier post titled New graffiti May 2016. If you want to see new works as soon as I photograph them, you can follow me on Instagram.

Cet article présente les meilleurs graffitis créés à Montréal au cours de mai et juin 2016 et que j’ai eu la chance de trouver et photographier (j’ai été absent deux semaines pendant cette période). Des graffitis faits en mai ont déjà été publiés dans cet article intitulé New graffiti May 2016. Pour voir les nouvelles oeuvres aussitôt photographiées, vous êtes invités à me suivre sur Instagram.


Zek in Hochelaga, from a wall also involving Stare and Tchug (see below).

Stare in Hochelaga, from a wall also involving Zek and Tchug (see above and below).

Tchug in Hochelaga, from a wall also involving Stare and Zek (see above).

Pre-Muralfest piece by Zek.

Pre-Muralfest piece by Ether.

Off-Muralfest piece by the AG Crew.

Off-Muralfest piece by Johste.

Off-Muralfest piece by Legal on letters and Jmoe on characters.

Off-Muralfest piece by Killa EF.

Debza at the PSC legal graffiti wall.

Sino at the legal graffiti tunnel on de Rouen.

Skam at the legal graffiti tunnel on de Rouen.

Skam in a Ahuntsic building being demolished. This is from the same prod as the Narc and Shok pieces below. Scroll down a bit for one more by Skam.

Narc in a Ahuntsic building being demolished. This is from the same prod as the Skam above and Shok below.

Shok in a Ahuntsic building being demolished. This is from the same prod as the Narc and Skam pieces above.

Shok in Ahuntsic.

Narc doing Shok’s name in Ahuntsic. This was started late last summer but finally completed in June this year.

Tuna‘s companion piece to the Narc/Shok one above.

Skor in Parc-Ex.

Skor at the Lachine legal graffiti wall.

Skor in Rosemont.

Scaner in the upper Plateau.

Jaber in the upper Plateau.

Dré aka Earth Crusher in the upper Plateau.

Off-muralfest piece by Scribe.

Scribe near the PSC legal graffiti wall.

Scribe from Ekes’ birthday bash (with 4 pieces below).

Acek from Ekes’ birthday bash (with 3 pieces below and 1 above).

Lyfer from Ekes’ birthday bash (with 2 pieces below and 2 above).

Janek from Ekes’ birthday bash (with piece below and 4 above).

Ekes from his birthday bash (with 4 pieces above).

Awe and Axe graf mural in St-Henri.

Five Eight in St-Henri

Skam in St-Henri. Scroll up for two more by this writer.

Fleo in St-Henri from the same prod as Five Eight above. Skam also contributed a piece but I will include it here later when I manage to catch it without a car parked in front.

This top piece of a St-Henri K6A wall (also featuring the 3 pieces below) was very likely done by Fleo.

Dodo Osé‘s part in the St-Henri K6A wall mentioned above.

Axe‘s part in the St-Henri K6A wall mentioned above.

Fleo‘s part in the St-Henri K6A wall mentioned above.

Osti One from another K6A wall in St-Henri near the one above. The four photos below are part of the same production but murals by Axe and Awe and a few others are not shown here because they were not completed at the time of publishing.

Nerv and Omar from the K6A production mentioned above.

Someone representing RCD (either Beaf, Snok or Yema) from the K6A production mentioned above.

One of two pieces by Naimo for the K6A production mentioned above.

The other one of two pieces by Naimo for the K6A production mentioned above.

Borrrris (character) and Naimo (letters) in the Plateau.

Naimo representing Underdogs at the Lachine legal graffiti wall.

Naimo at the legal graffiti tunnel on de Rouen.

Off-muralfest piece by Naimo in the alley between St-Laurent and Clark.

Hitem‘s companion piece to the Naimo one above in the alley between St-Laurent and Clark.

Nybar in Hochelaga.

Nybar at the legal graffiti tunnel on de Rouen.

Off-muralfest piece by Lyfer in the alley between St-Laurent and Clark.

Lyfer on the side wall of a Plateau car wash (see also 2 pieces below).

Gsup (top) and Janek (bottom) on the side of a Plateau car wash (see also piece above and one below).

Ekes on the door of a Plateau car wash (see also 2 pieces above).

Ekes at the legal graffiti tunnel on de Rouen.

Ekes in Rosemont. This one and the 2 below were done on the same wall at different times, but they existed side by side for a few days.

Ekes in Rosemont. This one and the ones below and above were done on the same wall at different times, but they existed side by side for a few days.

Ekes in Rosemont. This one and the 2 above were done on the same wall at different times, but they existed side by side for a few days.

Pask in Côte-des-Neiges.

Pask at the Papineau legal graffiti wall.

Bosny at the Papineau legal graffiti wall.

Off-muralfest piece by Meor in the alley between St-Laurent and Clark.

Off-muralfest piece by Usem in the alley between St-Laurent and Clark.

Off-muralfest piece by Jaws in the alley between St-Laurent and Clark.

Off-muralfest piece by Narc in the alley between St-Laurent and Clark.

Off-muralfest piece by Kzam in the alley between St-Laurent and Clark.

Jaws in the same spot in the alley between St-Laurent and Clark as his other piece above, but about a week later.

Narc in the same spot in the alley between St-Laurent and Clark as his other piece above, but about a week later.

Kzam in the same spot in the alley between St-Laurent and Clark as his other piece above, but about a week later.

Kzam at the PSC legal graffiti wall.

Jaws at the PSC legal graffiti wall.

Crane representing the Crazy Apes at the legal graffiti tunnel on de Rouen. The three pieces below are from the same production.

Egor at the legal graffiti tunnel on de Rouen alongside the one above and the two below.

Havok at the legal graffiti tunnel on de Rouen alongside the two above and the one below.

Lith at the legal graffiti tunnel on de Rouen alongside the three above.

Fezat from a Crazy Apes production in Rosemont also featuring the two pieces below.

Akuma from a Crazy Apes production in Rosemont also featuring Fezat (see above) and Korb (see below).

Korb from a Crazy Apes production in Rosemont also featuring the two pieces above.

Crane at the legal graffiti tunnel on de Rouen.

Crane at the PSC legal graffiti wall alongside Nor and Royal below.

Nor at the PSC legal graffiti wall alongside Crane above and Royal below.

Royal at the PSC legal graffiti wall alongside Crane and Nor above.

Off-muralfest piece by Beaf in the alley between St-Laurent and Clark.

Yema in Côte-des-Neiges.

Someone representing RCD (Beaf, Yema or Snok) at the PSC legal graffiti wall.

Vogue in the Plateau.

Vogue at the PSC legal graffiti wall.

Haks at the PSC legal graffiti wall.

Haks at the Lachine legal graffiti wall.

Off-muralfest piece by Haks in the alley between St-Laurent and Clark.

EK7 at the legal graffiti tunnel on de Rouen. Visible above is an older piece by his crewmate Aces.

Serum at the legal graffiti tunnel on de Rouen.

Yope aka Peyo in Rosemont, alongside the 3 pieces below.

Leaza aka Liza in Rosemont, alongside the piece above and the 2 pieces below.

Gaulois in Rosemont, alongside the 2 pieces above and the one below.

Bopor in Rosemont, alongside the 3 pieces abpve.

Hoarkor in Côte-des-Neiges.